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UW–Madison map library pinpoints Sawyer County site of 1966 bomber crash

August 19, 2016

Staff at the Arthur H. Robinson Map Library at the University of Wisconsin–Madison used their resources to help track down the site where a 130-ton B-52 bomber crashed in the dark on Nov. 18, 1966, near unincorporated Hauer in Sawyer County in northwestern Wisconsin.

Knox, research pioneer in streams and soils, dies

October 9, 2012

Jim Knox, Evjue-Bascom Professor Emeritus of Geography at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, died at his home in Madison on Saturday, Oct. 6.

Sand dunes reveal unexpected dryness during heavy monsoon

October 6, 2009

The windswept deserts of northern China might seem an odd destination for studying the heavy monsoon rains that routinely drench the more tropical regions of Southeast Asia.

Curiosities: How many people can the Earth support?

October 2, 2008

It depends on the kind of lifestyle those people enjoy, says Lisa Naughton, a UW–Madison professor of geography and environmental studies. The late 18th…